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Holiday Cottages in Snowdonia

A truly impressive area, named after the most famous mountain in Wales, stunning Snowdonia is an extremely popular British holiday destination. The third National Park to be established after the Peak District and the Lake District, Snowdonia offers plenty to do. Here you will find huge mountains to conquer, lush forests full of wildlife, pretty beaches dotted along the vast coastline and towering cliffs, as well as a variety of cosy Snowdonia cottages from which to see it all. A place of national pride and understandably so, Snowdonia remains one of the most beautiful protected and preserved natural areas in the British Isles. Read more

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53.242757, -3.972793

Escape to the beauty of North Wales in this charming period cottage in the friendly village of Llanfairfechan. Capel Ucha sleeps up to four people in two double bedrooms, with lots of space inside and out for couples, families and friends. It is within walking distance of the beach, village shop and local pub, and has access to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes leading to Snowdonia National Park, the Carneddau Mountain Range and the Nant y Coed Nature Reserve. Anglesey, Conwy and Llandudno are all within easy reach for fun days out, as are favourite attractions that include the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Zip World.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £875
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.326714, -3.857437

The stunning position of Plas Haf makes it a perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic break by the sea. With access onto a private beach, this stylish holiday lodge sleeps two (or four with the use of a sofa bed) and is located in an enviable waterside position in the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno in North Wales. With stunning views over the Conwy Estuary and Snowdonia Mountains, Plas Haf will fulfil your holiday dreams, whether they are to relax by the sea, explore North Wales or get active in the Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£410 to £610
Short breaks from £85 per night

2-4  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.941591, -4.337153

Mur Crusto Bach is a delightful stone holiday cottage on a small organic fruit and veg farm with views over Cardigan Bay and the mountains. Situated between the lovely scenery and unspoilt beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and the mountains of Snowdonia, it is perfect for families, as a base for walking or cycling holidays, or simply relaxing. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £795

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.746755, -3.937645

Our beautiful cottage Bryn Hyfryd is perfect for families and couples, with sensational views of the River Mawddach and direct access to the Mawddach Trail at the bottom of the garden. Our luxuriously appointed but homely self-catering bungalow accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms and is spacious both indoors and outside. Cooking is a pleasure in our well appointed kitchen with quality appliances and our bathroom is pure luxury with separate rainfall shower and bath. When evenings are chilly stoke up the lovely log burner and curl up in comfort on the large sofa. We have a large, dry and secure bike store and a dedicated EV charger for our guests exclusive use. Situated in Penmaenpool, just two miles from the lovely town of Dolgellau and 5 miles from the beautiful Cambrian coast and Barmouth. We are within easy reach of Cader Idris, Coed-y-Brenin, Harlech and beautiful beaches. Bryn Hyfryd is perfect for your family holiday in the Snowdonia National Park, whatever time of year!

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £1465
Short breaks from £93 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.225141, -3.754130

Bryn Barcud Bach is an eco-friendly holiday cottage located in the small hamlet of Trofarth, three miles from the village of Eglwysbach, above the Conwy Valley. Dating back to the 17th century this charming cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic views across the forests and fields. Enjoy walking, biking and climbing in the Snowdonia National Park, lazy days on the beach, or simply while away the days with a quiet morning coffee, a peaceful read of a good book or evening glass of wine as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere in this beautiful corner of Wales. Sleeping two in one double bedroom, Bryn Barcud Bach is the perfect getaway for either a relaxing romantic retreat or for adventurous couples looking for an active self-catering break.   

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £660
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.113515, -4.258848

Groups love The Bevan for the 17 well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, which can either be superking or twin rooms, depending on your requirements, and a location close to mountains, beaches, and the most famous Castle in Wales. The large group holiday home is part of the Plas y Bryn manor house in Bontnewydd, with beautiful views over the Menai Strait towards Anglesey. Caernarfon is only ten minutes away, and you're ideally located to explore Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula, and the coast of North Wales. The Bevan is child and pet-friendly, accessible for guests with limited mobility, and easily sleeps up to 34 people. Amenities include a games room, a private garden, and shared gardens and woodland. 

Weekly guide price:
£2266 to £7430
Short breaks from £501 per night

34  |   17  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.268578, -3.919506

Mountain View is a fantastic big self-catering property for groups in an amazing location only a stone's throw from the beach at Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast. Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey and attractions like Conwy Castle are all within easy reach, with plenty of things to see and do including memorable coastal walks and an excellent network of cycling routes. The former Victorian hotel has been renovated to provide accommodation for up to 55 people in 17 bedrooms with multiple rooms for socialising and entertaining, a full Sky TV package, cinema room and outdoor space. Grab the kids, the dogs and your granny and head north - this house is too good to miss!

Weekly guide price:
£2252 to £6787
Short breaks from £446 per night

50+  |   17  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.142946, -3.334146

Comfy converted granary offering a lovely mix of traditional character and modern convenience, set in The Vale of Clwyd just three miles from the market town of Ruthin. The Granary sits in a peaceful picturesque position and is an ideal self-catering holiday retreat for exploring North Wales, Chester and the nearby Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £700
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Ty Gwyn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 8th Mar 2024 for 2 nights, £2990"100 m2 Nightclub/Yoga Studio. Bar, Cinema, 15 seat Woodburning Sauna overlooking the sea, Hot Tub"
52.662840, -4.086853

Create fantastic memories at the Big House By The Sea. Set in 4.5 acres of private grounds, this amazing house on the West coast of Wales, enjoys fantastic views over the sea and mountains and can accommodate up to 30 under one roof. The 100m2 function room can be your own nightclub with glitter ball and sound system or a Yoga Studio or even a wedding venue. There is also a Cinema, Bar, Hot Tub, Fire Pit and a 15 seat Wood-Burning sauna overlooking the bay. The house is a short walk to the local pub/restaurant, shop and beach below Llwyngwril village. Enjoy fabulous local walks and activities, and of course great sunsets over the bay.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

30  |   13  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

The Granary

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 12th Apr 2024 for 3 nights, £350"Hilltop sauna with amazing views, peace & quiet, lake with kayaks and rowing boat, pool table, all yours. Min 2 nights @ £240"
52.964525, -3.489704

Providing a warm welcome at any time of the year, The Granary is one of two self-catering cottages that enjoy an elevated position and stunning views over glorious North Wales scenery. Located six miles from the market town of Bala, guests can enjoy peace and tranquillity whilst being centrally located for exploring Snowdonia's stunning national park and many attractions. With 18 acres, hilltop sauna with amazing views, lake with log cabin, kayaks and rowing boat, this is the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday. 

Weekly guide price:
£590 to £850
Short breaks from £98 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Tudor Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 6th May 2024 for 4 nights, £390"Hilltop sauna with amazing views, peace & quiet, lake with kayaks and rowing boat, pool table, all yours. Min 2 nights at £100 per night."
52.964525, -3.489704

Tudor Cottage has lots of original charm and enjoys an elevated position that rewards with magnificent far-reaching views over the glorious unspoilt countryside of North Wales. A perfect rural holiday retreat where you can spend your days exploring the many attractions of the Snowdonia National Park or simply relax and unwind in this beautiful setting. Just six miles from the market town of Bala. Longer term lets are available if you want to ‘work away’. We now have an EV Charger onsite. 

Weekly guide price:
£590 to £890
Short breaks from £98 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.280489, -3.832608

As the name suggests, this charming fisherman's cottage enjoys a great location within the old town walls of the World Heritage Site of Conwy. The harbour, beaches, shops and places for a meal out are strolling distance away from the holiday cottage and Snowdonia's stunning national park offers endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Perfect for those torn between the mountains and the coast.

Weekly guide price:
£509 to £719
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.088003, -4.174085

The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples.  Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £645

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.923013, -4.127187

You will never get enough of the stunning views from this waterfront property in Porthmadog. Sit on the balcony of Number 20 and enjoy the estuary and mountains' ever-changing scene, knowing that shops, cafes, and pubs are within a 5-10 minute walk if you need anything. The modern holiday property sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for exploring Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula, and favourite attractions like Portmeirion, Zip World, and Caernarfon Castle. It's ideal for couples or families with older children. 

Weekly guide price:
£465 to £656
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Aeolian

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 1st Mar 2024 for 7 nights, £944"5% discount for 1-4 guests applied at booking - includes short breaks."
52.916049, -4.232985

Aeolian is a lovely three-storey Victorian, coastal townhouse located opposite Criccieth Castle and enjoys far reaching sea views. The interior combines original and modern features with fresh and spacious living areas that are perfect for families or friends. This home from home sleeps eight guests in four beautiful bedrooms which include two super king rooms, two full-size singles in a twin room and a children’s bunkbed room along with two bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom. Up to two dogs are welcome and an enclosed suntrap garden with table and benches will keep everyone happy along with the full fibre Wi-Fi. The beach is a two-minute walk away along with pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and a train station within easy reach. A great location to visit the many places in North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula with the Wales Coast Path on the doorstep. Parking is free and readily available across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a ten-minute walk.  Available for self-catering holidays all year round.       Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£840 to £2058
Short breaks from £120 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

53.318173, -3.842459

Wavecrest is a spacious, stylish adults-only holiday cottage steps away from Llandudno's West Shore Beach. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and is perfect for couples and friends who want to be within walking distance of this famous Victorian seaside resort's beach, cafes, bars, and shops. The views from the house and garden are fantastic, reaching across the beach towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Snowdonia, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Surf Snowdonia, and many other attractions are all within easy reach. Bookings are available all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1850

6  |   3  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.318173, -3.842459

For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard. 

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1750

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.930435, -4.199574

Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£345 to £560
Short breaks from £129 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.930435, -4.199574

Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is coarse and trout fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes. Y Wyddfa (Snowdon), Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £890
Short breaks from £255 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.930435, -4.199574

Families love Ty Mawr, not only for its spacious rooms and garden but also for the stunning views over the valley to the mountains of Snowdonia. The period self-catering farmhouse is two miles from Criccieth and within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, providing a wealth of ways to explore and enjoy this fantastic landscape. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and surfing are all readily accessible, and there is coarse and game fishing on site. The dog-friendly holiday rental sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£760 to £1560
Short breaks from £275 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Cottage Holidays in Snowdonia

For those mountaineers who prefer to explore horizontally, trails and paths are abundant all over the area. Hikers can also experience some historically notable landmarks, such as the Roman Steps to the south - remnants of a much-used mediaeval packhorse trail.

Those with a preference for some gentler walking can explore the stunning forest and valley routes, such as Gwydir Forest with some superb wildlife to be found. There are also sandy beaches along the coast, in fact, almost 200 miles of beautiful coastline. Aberdovey/Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Harlech in particular, are well worth a visit.

Snowdonia Holidays & Travel Guide

Before booking your Snowdonia holiday cottage or Snowdonia accommodation, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips on how to make the most of your Snowdonia holidays, check out our complete Snowdonia Guide.

When to Visit Snowdonia

Snowdonia comprises raw, rugged scenery, exceptional landscapes and plenty of outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re looking to scale a mountain, hike through rural terrains or wander pretty towns, there is something for everyone here. Before heading off on your adventure to Snowdonia, here’s a little more information on the best time to visit.

The landscape in Snowdonia makes it a beautiful place to visit year-round. However, for those wanting to make the most of their time outdoors, with less rain and more sunshine, summer is a great time to go. From June to August, the weather here is generally warm, with occasional hotter days. Expect temperatures of around 17°C-19°C, with blue skies and longer days - perfect for anyone looking to spend most of their time in nature!

For anyone hoping to enjoy some time hiking, climbing or biking in Snowdonia, spring is an ideal time to visit the region. The temperatures cool slightly averaging around 9°C-14°C, providing a pleasant climate to enjoy outdoor activities. The landscapes also come to life during this time, flowers start to bloom across the hills and the lush greenery allows for beautiful scenery. Spring is perfect for those looking to explore Snowdonia’s impressive wilderness without oppressive heat.

If you’re looking for a true winter wonderland getaway, a visit to Snowdonia in winter is when you want to go. As the snow-capped mountains tower in the backdrop and the landscapes shimmer under frost, you will find the region a beautiful place to visit during this time. With Christmas markets scattered throughout picturesque towns and villages bright with lights, this is the perfect time for anyone seeking a festive getaway.

What to do in Snowdonia

Breathtaking scenery provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and sightseeing spots in this must-visit UK holiday destination. Snowdonia is home to many mountain ranges, however, no visit is complete without an attempt to scale the massive Snowdon, which stands at some 3,560 feet.

A haven for those who adore outdoor pursuits, Snowdonia provides some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Climbers can enjoy the variety of routes available – some with quite a history behind them.

Those visiting Snowdonia for a relaxing weekend break or anyone who prefers to holiday at a leisurely pace are spoilt for choice with the numerous historical buildings, railways and castles. Caernarfon Castle is also a must-see for history-seekers and a very popular tourist attraction in Snowdonia.

How to travel to Snowdonia

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Snowdonia so you know what to expect when choosing to visit Snowdonia holiday cottages by car.

London: 207 miles

Birmingham: 94 miles

Glasgow: 279 miles

Liverpool: 61 miles

Bristol: 137 miles

Manchester: 80 miles

Leeds: 123 miles

Edinburgh: 282 miles

Newcastle: 223 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to Snowdonia. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Snowdonia Region

A holiday cottage in Snowdonia is the perfect place for adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys immersing themselves in stunning scenery. Its diverse habitats and varying landscapes make it a beautiful place to visit. From moorland to mighty peaks, deep gorges and idyllic towns, there is so much to see and do here.

Not only is Snowdonia utterly breathtaking, but it is also a unique part of the UK. With nine mountain ranges spanning over 52% of the region, it allows for a never-ending playground for all types of explorers.

Visitors are also pleasantly surprised when they find out the rich history that Snowdonia has to offer. With castles, World Heritage Sites and Areas of Outstanding Beauty at every twist and turn, there is plenty to uncover here. Whether you’re looking to learn more about the ruins in the region or want to wander the Heritage Coast, you will find plenty of fascinating things to see in Snowdonia.

Snowdonia FAQs

  • What is the best month to visit Snowdonia?

When you decide to visit any of our Snowdonia cottages ultimately depends on what you want to do with your time here. The region is stunning all year round, with some seasons providing better weather for outdoor activities.

If you’re looking to spend most of your time exploring Snowdonia’s wilderness, anytime between June and August is great for warmer weather and plenty of sunshine. However, spring, autumn and winter also provide a beautiful time to go here, especially if you prefer cooler weather and a chance of snow!

  • How many days do you need in Snowdonia?

Much like deciding the best time to visit Snowdonia, knowing how long to stay here also depends on what you’re looking to do. To see the top sights and explore popular tourist spots, 3 days should be enough. However, if you want to investigate all that the region has to offer, whilst taking part in its excellent outdoor activities, one week should allow you enough time to do so.

  • Is Snowdon easy to climb?

Sitting at an impressive 1,085 metres, Mount Snowdon can be quite the challenge. However, with the right weather, gear and knowledge, many people come here to conquer the mountain each year. Just make sure you've got a comfortable Snowdonia holiday cottage to return to afterwards! For those who don’t feel like scaling to the top of Snowdon, you can hop on the mountain’s railway. This allows you to take in all the incredible views whilst in the comfort of your seat.

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